Police Report – January 14, 2008

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The Park Forest Police Station. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Editor’s Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports. Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media.

An arrest does not mean that a person is guilty. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the policy of eNews Park Forest to not remove items in the public record from publication. If your name is listed in the police reports, we will only add information relevant to the final disposition of the case at hand, e.g. "Mr. Smith was subsequently acquitted," or "All charges against Mr. Smith were subsequently dropped." We will do so upon receiving and verifying proof of such disposition.

We will always include some introductory comments before the first item. While everything that follows is a matter of public record, we do not believe it is necessary to have names on page one. 

A window was reported shattered on a house in the 400 block of Wildwood on January 4.

A juvenile was arrested on January 4 and charged with criminal damage to property after a window was reported broken on a house in the 300 block of Winnebago. The juvenile’s mother told police she would be willing to pay for the damaged window.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Indianwood on January 5 to investigate a report of domestic disturbance. There were no arrests. Police have suspect information.

Jonathan Howard, 314 Minocqua, Park Forest, was arrested on January 5 and charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with the reporting of a 911 call, and aggravated assault when police were dispatched to that address to investigate a report of a 911 hang up.

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Garrett L. Bell, 43, 409 Wallace, Chicago Heights, was arrested on January 5 and charged with driving with suspended registration, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with no license, and obstructing a peace officer. During a traffic stop at the intersection of Lakewood Blvd. and Wildwood St., Bell allegedly provided police with an incorrect name.

The front driver’s side quarter panel of an automobile parked in the 200 block of Arcadia was reported dented by an unknown subject or subjects on January 5.

A resident reported to police on January 6 that unauthorized debits had been charged against his bank account leaving his account overdrawn. The case is being forwarded to the investigations division.

The rear window of an automobile parked in the 200 block of Ash Street was reported shattered on January 6.

Kye D. Harry, 34, 3711 216th Place, Matteson, was arrested on January 6 and charged with no front registration plate, operation of a vehicle with registration suspended, driving with suspended license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of cannabis, and an outstanding arrest warrant from Will County when police on patrol in the area of Lion’s Field observed a car Harry was driving on Indianwood Blvd. with no front registration plate.

Blake P. Bailey, 21, 81-A Hemlock St., Park Forest, was arrested and charged with domestic battery when police responded to that address to investigate a 911 hang up.

A second-floor bedroom window of a residence in the 0-100 block of Indianwood Blvd. was reported shattered by a rock on January 6.

Rebecca D. Cooper, 21, 40 Webb, Calumet City, was arrested on January 6 and charged with battery and disorderly conduct when police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Leims Road regarding a report of a disturbance – fight in progress. Tyrele R. Watkins, 28, 2141 E. 175th St., Lansing, was arrested and charged with obstructing a peace officer in relation to the same incident.

Harvey L. Bonner, 19, 75 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on January 6 and charged with one count of unlawful consumption of alcoholic liquor when police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Hemlock regarding a disturbance.

Stanley Boyd, 28, 99 Hemlock, Park Forest, was arrested on January 6 and charged with resisting a peace officer when police observed Boyd walking through the parking lot of H-6 allegedly with an open bottle of Miller Lite Beer in his hand. According to police, Boyd allegedly turned and ran when he saw police coming toward him.

Police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Apache on January 7 to investigate a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. A resident reported that the passenger side window of his car had been shattered and an unknown suspect or suspects entered his vehicle and removed the compact disc player face plate.

Police were dispatched to the 0-100 block of Ash Street on January 8 to investigate a burglary to motor vehicle report. A resident reported that the passenger’s side window of the vehicle had been broken out and the car stereo was missing.

Terry J. Clay, 34, 23453 Western Avenue, Park Forest, was arrested on January 8 and charged with driving while license was suspended when police observed that the vehicle he was driving in the area of Western and Sauk Trail allegedly had plastic covers on the registration, an Illinois Vehicle Code (IVC) violation, according to police.

A residence in the 200 block of Arrowhead Street was broken into on January 9. An officer on routine patrol traveling westbound on Arrowhead observed damage to a window and saw that a door of the residence was ajar. Police alerted the owner, who was not home at the time.

The right front passenger tire of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Willow Street was reported slashed on January 10.

Gregory R. Brown, 25, 17073 Trapet, Hazel Crest, was arrested on January 10 and charged with criminal trespass to real property, possession of cannabis and an outstanding warrant when Officer Hoskins, patrolling in the area of a court G-1 in the 3200 block of Western Ave. observed two subjects walking. Hoskins’ attention was brought to this area due to the recent high volume of criminal activity, according to the report. Officer Hoskins approached the subjects in order to conduct a field interview with them. According to police, Brown related that he was aware of the “No Trespassing” signs posted by management and was unable to provide the address of anyone he was visiting.

Five juveniles between the ages of 13 and 16 were arrested shortly after 3:00 p.m. on January 10 and charged with residential burglary when police were dispatched to the 400 block of Natoma to investigate a report of a home invasion. The five allegedly became upset with other juveniles in a disagreement about gangs. One of the juveniles allegedly kicked down the door of the residence and all five entered.

Willie H. Frazier, 17, 175 Indianwood, Park Forest, was arrested on January 11 and charged with criminal damage to property when police responded to that address to investigate a report of criminal damage to property.

Eric B. Lottie, 17, 424 North Orchard, Park Forest, was arrested on January 11 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a peace officer when police were assisting faculty with dispersing the crowd after the basketball game at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail.